Interbay Boulevard - Former Florida 685A

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Interbay Boulevard was once a part of State Road 685A from Dale Mabry Highway (SR 685) west to West Shore Boulevard (Florida Secondary 587). SR 685A then extended west along Commerce Street to Port Tampa. The remainder of Interbay Boulevard east from Dale Mabry Highway to Bayshore Boulevard was always a locally maintained road.

Commerce Street east
Picnic Island Boulevard winds between Picnic Island Park and wetland areas of Picnic Island Creek to Port Tampa. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Commerce Street parallels a set of CSX Railroad tracks along the Port Tampa City street grid to its end at West Shore Boulevard (CR 587) north and Interbay Boulevard east. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Interbay Boulevard east
Interbay Boulevard stems east from West Shore Boulevard (CR 587) through north Port Tampa City to intersect Manhattan Avenue. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Curving northeast along the Sun Bay South community, Interbay Boulevard meets Florida 573 (Dale Mabry Highway), the main access road to Mac Dill A.F.B. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Interbay Boulevard ends at Bayshore Boulevard just shy of Gandy Boulevard. Photo taken 03/07/07.
Peering north at the Tampa Downtown skyline from the Ballast Point Pier just off of Interbay Boulevard. Photo taken 03/07/07.
Several condominium high rises dot the Interbay Peninsula along Bayshore Boulevard in this scene looking northwest from Ballast Point. Photo taken 03/07/07.
Interbay Boulevard west
Interbay Boulevard turns west from southwest as it intersects Manhattan Avenue at Port Tampa City. Manhattan Avenue leads north through the Sun Bay South community back to U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard). Photo taken 09/05/15.
Interbay Boulevard ends at the transition of West Shore Boulevard south into Commerce Street west. West Shore Boulevard doubles as County Road 587 leading north to Bayside West and Florida 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) at Beach Park. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Commerce Street west
Commerce Street curves southwest from Interbay Boulevard to the entrance to Port Tampa. Pictured here is the historic Port Tampa City Library at Mascotte Street. Photo taken 09/05/15.
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Commerce Street also connects south Tampa with Picnic Island Park, a municipal park located on the east shore of Old Tampa Bay between the port and Mac Dill Air Force Base. Photos taken 09/05/15.
The St. Petersburg skyline rises to the southwest beyond Snell Isle in this view from Picnic Island Park. Photo taken 09/05/15.

Photo Credits:

03/07/07, 09/05/15 by AARoads

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Florida 573 - Dale Mabry Highway

Page Updated 11-18-2016.